CCM Professor Discusses War and the Music of Politics as Part of UC Lecture Series

CCM Professor Joel Hoffman.

CCM Professor Joel Hoffman.

The University of Cincinnati’s popular “Life of the Mind” lecture series will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 18 with a session scheduled for 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center. Free and open to the UC community and the general public, “Life of Mind” features interdisciplinary conversations with UC faculty around a one-word theme followed by audience Q&A. The fall “Life of the Mind” theme is “War.”

During this month’s session, CCM Professor of Composition Joel Hoffman will discuss “War and the Music of Politics,” along with fellow thought provocateurs Stanley J. Corkin (Professor of English and Comparative Literature) and Bert Lockwood (College of Law)

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CCM Celebrates UC Homecoming With Free Concerts

CCM’s Concert Orchestra, Chamber Players and Faculty Jazztet will present special concerts bookending the University of Cincinnati’s 2011 Homecoming weekend later on this month. The concerts are free and open to the public, and UC fans and alumni are invited to come to campus and experience CCM’s world-class student and faculty artists in action.

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CCM Holds Concert in Memory of Student Andrew Howell

CCM honors the memory of student Andrew Howell with a Memorial Concert on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.

CCM honors the memory of student Andrew Howell with a Memorial Concert on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.

The CCM community honors the memory of Andrew Howell on October 23, 2011. A CCM junior from Charlotte, N.C., Howell was a member of the French horn studio and a student of Randy Gardner’s at the time of his death last October.

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CCM Alumnus Brandon Abdullah Powell Recognized as Emerging Leader By Cincinnati Enquirer

CCM Alumnus Brother Abdullah, 28, of Clifton is photographed at Elementz Youth Arts Center in the West End, where he is the program director. Photography by The Enquirer/Carrie Cochran

CCM Alumnus Brother Abdullah, 28, of Clifton is photographed at Elementz Youth Arts Center in the West End, where he is the program director. Photography by The Enquirer/Carrie Cochran

Congratulations to CCM E-Media alumnus (BFA, ’06) Brandon Abdullah Powell (Brother Abdullah), who was recently recognized in an Enquirer story as one of Cincinnati’s emerging black leaders.

Brother Abdullah is program director at Elementz Youth Arts Center in the West End, where he works with dozens of youth creating hip hop, dance and visual arts.

You can read the full Enquirer story here.

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UC Hosts Performing and Visual Arts College Fair on Oct. 11

The University of Cincinnati welcomes the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s (NACAC) Cincinnati Performing and Visual Arts College Fair on Tuesday, October 11, 2011. The fair runs from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Great Hall at Tangeman University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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CCM Jazz Department Pays Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Guest artist Steve Lippia joins CCM's big bands for their season opening concert on Oct. 9, 2011.

Guest artist Steve Lippia joins CCM's big bands for their season opening concert on Oct. 9, 2011.

Critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Steve Lippia joins CCM’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band for a tribute concert to the legendary Frank Sinatra on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Corbett Auditorium.

Aptly titled “Simply Sinatra,” this concert features the romance of an evening filled with the hits of “Old Blue Eyes,” including “Come Fly With Me,” “New York, New York” and “My Way.” Renowned for his charisma and stage presence, crooner Steve Lippia has performed around the country with extended engagements in the hotspots of Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Hear the hits of the “Chairman of the Board” brought to life as Lippia joins the CCM Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Scott Belck and Dominic Marino, on stage in Corbett Auditorium for one night only.

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CCM Welcomes Sphinx Organization Founder Aaron Dworkin

Sphinx Organization Founder and President Aaron Dworkin.

Sphinx Organization Founder and President Aaron Dworkin.

CCM invites you to attend a free presentation by the acclaimed Sphinx Virtuosi string ensemble and Aaron Dworkin, founder and president of the Sphinx Organization, on Tuesday, October 4 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s Harriet Tubman Theater.

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